<< May 2017 >>

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

  Register online

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule:
http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modularity of Mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

In a wide range of fields, the word “modular” is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. In this talk, I will argue that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure, and explore the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 6th Session

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University; Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: The Intertwining Influences of Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics in the Development of Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Seminar | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Mathematics

Formal semantics and pragmatics as they have developed since the late 1960’s have been shaped by fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration among linguists, philosophers, and logicians, among others, and in turn have had noticeable effects on developments in syntax, philosophy of language, computational linguistics, and cognitive science.

In this talk I will first describe the environment in...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modal logic, on the cusp of philosophy and mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University

 Department of Mathematics

Modern modal logic started with classical issues from philosophy treated with the tools of mathematical logic. Over the years, this mixture also developed its own intrinsic themes, many of them influenced by contacts with computer science. In this lecture, I will trace some major themes in modal logic, such as expressive power, complexity, multi-modality, and increasingly also: remodeling,...   More >

Beach Bucket Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

In this Family Learning Workshop, parents will find out about the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ways to support their children’s critical thinking skills. Kids will explore beach buckets and learn to make detailed observations about sands brought in from around the world.

 NGSS discussions geared towards grades 2–5.

 This workshop is free with your Hall admission. Free for members. RSVP online by May 6.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Applying logic to practice in computer science

Seminar | May 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Department of Mathematics

The speaker will talk about applying logic to practice in computer science, with a focus on two IBM case studies. In the first case study, the practitioner initiated the interaction. This interaction led to the following problem, which the speaker arrived at by thinking of the issue in terms of fuzzy logic. Assume that there is a set of “voters” and a set of “candidates”, where each voter...   More >

Monday, May 8, 2017

String-Math Seminar: Integrability of higher genus refined Chern-Simons theory

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that Chern-Simons topological quantum field theory admits a one-parameter deformation – refinement – in the genus 1 sector. I will tell about a genus 2 generalization of this fact. Just like in the torus case, the crucial role is played by an interesting quantum-mechanical integrable system, which is a genus 2 generalization of Ruijsenaars-Schneider-Macdonald system. The knowledge...   More >

Low-dimensional Structures and Deep Models for High-dimensional (Visual) Data

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yi Ma, Professor and Executive Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we will discuss a class of models and techniques that can effectively model and extract rich low-dimensional structures in high-dimensional data such as images and videos, despite nonlinear transformation, gross corruption, or severely compressed measurements.

Dissertation Talk: Learning from People

Seminar | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Nihar Bhadresh Shah, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learning from people represents a new and expanding frontier for data science. Two critical challenges in this domain are of developing algorithms for robust learning and designing incentive mechanisms for eliciting high-quality data. In this talk, I describe progress on these challenges in the context of two canonical settings, namely those of ranking and classification. In addressing the first...   More >

Spatial release from masking and the precedence effect in asymmetric hearing loss: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | May 8 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Richard Freyman, Communication Disorders U Mass. Amhearst

 Department of Psychology

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Strong cosmic censorship in spherical symmetry for two-ended asymptotically flat initial data

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sung-Jin Oh, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

Black holes are perhaps the most celebrated predictions of general relativity. Miraculously, stationary black hole spacetimes arise as explicit (i.e., exact expression can be written down!) solutions to the (vacuum) Einstein equation. Looking at these explicit solutions leads to an intriguing observation: While the black hole exterior looks qualitatively similar, the structure of the interior, in...   More >

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Senegalese Women Basketball Players at Rio Games

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Architectural History and Theory in Postbellum New York: Interview with Kevin Block, Department of Rhetoric

Seminar | May 9 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kevin Block, PhD Candidate, Department of Rhetoric; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in to The Graduates to hear from Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in the Department of Rhetoric here at UC Berkeley. Kevin's dissertation research focuses on architectural history and philosophy in postbellum New York. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and promoting diversity in STEM, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric

Computational Thinking: Building Bridges between Physical Models and Statistical Inference

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fernando Perez, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The scientific traditions of physics and applied mathematics have focused mainly on defining simplified models of the world amenable to analytical and numerical approximation. Today, the flood of real-world data at unprecedented levels of resolution and diversity creates opportunity for building richer scientific descriptions that combine statistical inference with "classical" models. I will...   More >

Order and Chaos*: Collective Behavior of Crowded Drops in Microfluidic Systems: *Crowded droplet breakup HydrodynAmics not Ordered but Stochastic

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Sindy KY Tang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. This talk examines the collective behavior of drops in a concentrated emulsion by tracking the dynamics and the fate of individual drops. Our results represent a new type of collective order and have practical use in on-chip droplet manipulation.

  RSVP online by May 8.

Development Lunch:"Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics, CEGA

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page.

  Register online

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Career Fair | May 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Max Bertolero

 Department of Psychology

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Production (Mis)Allocation: A Study of the World Oil Market"

Seminar | May 9 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with John Asker and Jan De Loecker

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page.

  Register online

Inclusive Ai: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Scott Mauvais, Director, Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft; Professor Fei Fei Li, Associate Professor and Director, Stanford AI Lab; Prof. Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Washington

 Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing; Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University; Jessica Saunders, Senior Criminologist, Rand Corporation; Chris White, Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft; Kiran Jain, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland; Roberto Manduchi, Professor, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz; Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Ken Goldberg, Professor & Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept., UC Berkeley

 Megan Garcia, Senior Fellow & Director, New America

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Microsoft

Explore the effects of AI-enabled technologies on labor, law enforcement, and public services. The symposium will highlight AI research and its implementation in the urban environment and will raise questions regarding effects of AI on cultural, social, political and economic inclusion.

$25 Faculty, Staff, or Students, $50 Non-profit/Gov, $100 Corporate

Chemical Approaches to Metabolic and Mitochondrial Diseases

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Pere Puigserver, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Thursday, May 11, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - ST1 Fellowships and Training Grants

Course | May 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that covers the unique pre- and post-award issues associated with research fellowships and training grants.

  Register online

Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragilility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. I will have extra materials there. We will start loosely and move in for...   More >

$200, $190 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Resume Development: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 11 | 12-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 198

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Build a professional, targeted resume that highlights your best skills and expertise.

Building Trust Across Cultures

Workshop | May 11 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

It’s a truism that trust matters in the workplace: when colleagues trust one another, not only do we feel better, but we accomplish more. Trust, though, doesn’t always come easily: evolution has programmed our unconscious minds to be sensitive to potential threats, and where there is threat there is no trust. To make matters even more challenging, our cultures have given us varied ways of...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: "Do Parents Care About School Effectiveness?"

Seminar | May 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chris Walters, UCB

 Department of Economics

with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag Pathak, and Jon Schellenberg

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement: Book talk with Jonathan Rosenblum

Reading - Nonfiction | May 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Jonathan Rosenblum

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

“Readers interested in labor activism, history, economics, industrial relations, or immigration studies will find this book to be compelling and captivating, as Rosenblum captures the story of this unifying, important, and successful fight for economic equity.” — Booklist

Join us for a book talk with author Jonathan Rosenblum to discuss his new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith...   More >

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 COEH Lela Morris Symposium:: There’s Something in the Air: Current Topics on Particulate Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease

Conference/Symposium | May 12 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This course is presented by the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH). The focus of the symposium is Particulate Matter (PM) exposure and cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, including clinical and subclinical markers as well as mortality. It is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals with a synthesis of the current research on PM exposure and...   More >

$40.00 Faculty and Students, $40.00 State/Local Government Agencies and Non-Profits, $80.00 All Others

  Tickets go on sale February 21. Buy tickets online or by calling COEH Continuing Education Program at 510-643-7277, or by emailing COEH Continuing Education Program at coehce@berkeley.edu

Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragilility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. I will have extra materials there. We will start loosely and move in for...   More >

$200, $190 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Departmental Poster Day: Featuring current research in Psychology

Presentation | May 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 2301 and 2304

 Silvia Bunge

 Department of Psychology

2nd-year graduate students and Honor's undergraduate students in Psychology will present their research. Whether you're a student, a professor, a postdoc, a lab manager, or a staff member, stop by to learn about current research in the department. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Workhorses Taking Off: Unexpected and Unrecognized Chemistry of Diaminocarbenes

Seminar | May 12 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Siemeling, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, May 13, 2017

FAMILY PROGRAM: Flower Crowns for Mothers and Children

Workshop | May 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come make a beautiful botanical floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother's Day. We'll use a variety of greenery and flowers to put together our crowns. A fun and festive way to spend the day! Sip some tea made from flowers while you craft away.

$20 Adult, $20 Child, $18 Member Adult, $18 Member Child, $12 Additonal Sibling or Parent Chaperone

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Monday, May 15, 2017

School of Public Health Undergraduate Senior Honors Symposium: Class of 2017 Undergraduate Public Health Major

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Public Health, School of

Please join the Class of 2017 Public Health major students in the senior honors symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017. The honors cohort will present their theses in brief 5-minute lightning talks, followed by the cording ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break.

Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances for obstacles in hyperbolic space

Seminar | May 15 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley and Miller Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We consider scattering by star-shaped obstacles in hyperbolic space and show that resonances satisfy a universal bound $\mathrm {Im}\lambda \leq -1/2$; in odd dimensions and for small obstacles with diameter ρ, we improve this to $\mathrm {Im}\lambda < -C/\rho $ for a universal constant $C$. Our proofs largely rely on the classical vector field approach of Morawetz. We also explain how to relate...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Designing Performant Systems for Human-Powered Data Analysis

Presentation | May 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Daniel Haas, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In spite of the dramatic recent progress in automated techniques for computer vision and natural language understanding, human effort, often in the form of crowd workers recruited on marketplaces such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, remains a necessary part of data analysis workflows. However, embedding manual steps in automated workflows comes with a performance cost, since humans seldom process...   More >

Modeling of Natural Stimulus Representation in the Human Brain Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: X-ray transforms and tensor tomography on surfaces

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Francois Monard, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On $(M,g)$ a non-trapping Riemannian surface with boundary, the tensor tomography problem consists of inferring (i) what is reconstructible of a symmetric tensor field from knowledge of its integrals along geodesics through that surface, and (ii) how to reconstruct it. In the Euclidean case and zero-th order tensors (i.e., functions), this is the well-known X-Ray (or Radon) transform and it...   More >

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance in cancer

Seminar | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Hemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Genetically encoded tools for manipulation of metabolism in living cells

Seminar | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Denis Titov**, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

RAPDP - Advanced - ST2 Cost Share

Course | May 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project.

  Register online

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 17 | 12-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

12pm: Joe Driscoll, Fields lab
“Circuit Specific Modulation by Corticotrophin Releasing Factor in Ventral Tegmental Neurons”

12:45pm: Chris Holdgraf, Knight lab
"Predictive models for studying auditory perception in human electrophysiology"

1:30pm: Shawn Marks, Jagust lab
“The influence of age and Alzheimer’s pathology on hippocampal function”

2:15pm: Anna Vlasits, Feller...   More >

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | May 18 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.

  Register online

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Commencement Ceremony: Mathematics Department Commencement Address

Seminar | May 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 1 Zellerbach Hall

 Robert L. Bryant, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

3:30pm – Brian Isett, Feldman lab
"Simultaneous coding of texture and local shape in mouse somatosensory cortex"

4:15pm – Yvonne Fonken, Knight lab
“How what we know shapes future perception and action: investigating the mechanisms of prediction in the brain.”

Friday, May 19, 2017

Communication / Resume Clinic: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Write a great cover letter, email and review linkedin protocols. Second part of the session will be spent in reviewing resumes.

PEER Seminar Series, May 19, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures: Application to Aeronautic Nacelles

Seminar | May 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Nazih Mechbal, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The ability to monitor autonomously the health of complex structures such as aeronautic or civil engineering structures in real-time is becoming increasingly important. This process, referred to as structural health monitoring (SHM), relies on onboard platforms comprising sensors, actuators, computational units, and communication resources. The SHM process is typically divided into four steps:...   More >

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stirring Up Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Ellen Blinderman, Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You and your child will experiment with mixing common ingredients to explore how substances change and transform. Children will experiment like scientists by observing, predicting, comparing, and using scientists’ tools (such as magnifying lenses, eyedroppers, and measuring spoons).

 Workshop discussion and activities are for 3–5-year-olds with a participating adult.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Free

  Register online

Stirring Up Science at the Hall

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Monday, May 22, 2017

HST California: High Speed Rail Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; Rod Diridon, San José State University Mineta Transportation Institute; Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Christophe Keseljevic, UIC / International Railways Association; Peter Gertler, Former APTA High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee Chairman; Eduardo Romo Urroz, Fundación Caminos de Hierro (FCH); Antonio Arribas, Eurif (European Railway Interoperability Institute); Further speakers to be confirmed

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This one-day symposium explores the current status and challenges ahead for High Speed Rail in California. Leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority, academic institutions, and industry provide updates and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

The Symposium is free to student and faculty, if interested please email registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Oxyopia Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Nevin Wadie El-Nimri OD, MS, FAAO PhD Candidate

Title: Effect of Topical Latanoprost on Myopia Progression in Guinea Pigs

Abstract: Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with...   More >

CryoEM snapshots of the spliceosome at work: Insights into its Catalytic Mechanism

Seminar | May 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambriidge

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Workshop, May 23, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM.; Clement Barthes, Laboratory Manager, Richmond Field Station, Pacifice Earthquake Engineering Research Center

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to become familiar with the algorithms commonly used in structural health monitoring. Each participant will be provided a data set and will learn how to perform damage assessment using Matlab. Please make sure that you bring a laptop with Matlab installed.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance and inflammation

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Joern Coers, Duke University Medical Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Role of Astrocytes in Neurovascular Coupling at the Capillary and Arteriole Level in the Retina and Brain

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Anusha Mishra, University College London, UK

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neuronal activity evokes a spatially and temporally localized increase in blood flow to power the information processing carried out by the neurons, a phenomenon that underlies BOLD fMRI signals. This neurovascular coupling occurs both in the brain and the retina.

In the retina, both light- and glial-stimulation evoke pronounced arteriole dilations (30.8±3.7% and 23.5±4.1%, respectively). This...   More >

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Social Media As A Career Tool: What To Post and What To Delete

Seminar | May 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Carrie Swing ’94, Communications Specialist

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you are looking for your first job or changing careers, social media can be a wonderful tool to showcase your talents and connect you with the right people. Social Media Strategist and Cal Alumna Carrie Swing guides you through platform selection, account clean-up, and content creation throughout your job search in this 30-minute webinar.

  Register online

Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. This talk will cover the fundamentals of supercontinuum generation as well as a wealth of applications.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Time-Contrastive Networks: Self-Supervised Learning from Multi-View Observation

Seminar | May 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pierre Sermanet, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

We propose a self-supervised approach for learning representations entirely from unlabeled videos recorded from multiple viewpoints. This is particularly relevant to robotic imitation learning, which requires a viewpoint-invariant understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment, including object interactions, attributes and body pose. We train our representations using a...   More >

Thursday, May 25, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - PD3 Developing Large/Complex Proposals

Course | May 25 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An advanced workshop that integrates topics from other workshops to explore developing larger, more complex proposals, including working with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

  Register online

FDTD (Meep) Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Founder and CEO, Simpetus

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

!BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
The Berkeley SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics student chapter is hosting a half-day workshop on open-source computational electromagnetics. Interactive, hands-on sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using the state-of-the-art finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software package Meep, originally developed at MIT. Meep supports a...   More >

 Bring your Laptop. RSVP online by May 25.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Friday, May 26, 2017

Interviewing: Prep and Practice: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search. Sign up through the UC Training Calendar, or email: transitions2@berkeley.edu

Prepare for successful interviews. Practice the five key questions.

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Likelihood Based Evaluation for Scanpath Models in Scene Viewing

Seminar | May 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Heiko Schütt, University of Tübingen

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

When observers view natural scenes their eye movements show elaborate statistical patterns beyond the fixation density over an image. An important approach to understand these patterns --- and thus ultimately to understand how humans choose where to look at --- is to build models which generate full scanpaths in natural scenes, i.e. a sequence of fixation locations. There are a multitude of...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 30 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation

Seminar | May 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Carl Petersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A key function of the brain is to interpret incoming sensory information in the context of learned associations in order to guide adaptive behavior. However, the precise neuronal circuits and causal mechanisms underlying goal-directed sensorimotor transformations remain to be clearly defined for the mammalian brain. Technological advances in mouse genetics to define cell-types, in optogenetics to...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >